HoopsHype Earl Barron rumors

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This is what has given Earl Barron a chance to make the regular-season roster despite the Suns already having 15 guaranteed contracts. After getting 13 rebounds in 24 minutes at Houston, Barron has been the preseason's top Suns rebounder. The 33-year-old journeyman, who started six games for Phoenix in 2010 while Robin Lopez was hurt, has a reliable mid-range shot, too. He could be competing for a 15-man roster spot with Shavlik Randolph, who has a guaranteed $1.23 million salary. Arizona Republic

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The Phoenix Suns signed center Earl Barron and rookies Joe Jackson, Casey Prather and Jamil Wilson on Friday, giving them 18 players on the roster. The 33-year-old Barron played 12 games for the Suns in 2010-11 and last appeared in the NBA with New York in 2012-13. He has averaged 4.9 points and 3.7 rebounds in 124 games in seven seasons with Miami, New York, Phoenix, Milwaukee, Portland, Golden State and Washington. USA Today Sports

August 26, 2014 Updates

Casey Prather was a role player for three years at Florida before becoming a Wooden All-American as a senior. Going undrafted would not necessarily seem to be the end of his NBA hopes either. Prather and NBA veteran man big man Earl Barron have accepted invitations to join the Suns training camp on non-guaranteed contracts. The Suns have 13 guaranteed contracts without the Eric Bledsoe situation being resolved and can carry up to 15 players on the regular-season roster. Training camp opens in Flagstaff on Sept. 30. Arizona Republic

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Power forward Ike Diogu, who was among the Knicks’ final cuts in training camp in October, could be re-signed. But the Knicks likely would have to cut Chris Smith - J.R.’s brother - to free up a spot on the 15-man roster. Earl Barron, who appeared in one game for the Knicks last season, also is a free agent after recently leaving his team in China. New York Daily News

November 6, 2013 Updates

Jared Zwerling: Spoke w/ big Earl Barron. Back in the U.S. from China. Says he's in great shape & "excited" about any #Knicks interest, esp. w/ Tyson out. Barron on NY: “I can space the floor, make shots, definitely get in there & rebound, & provide energy on defense.” Contacting several teams. Twitter @JaredZwerling

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The New York Knicks coaching staff would like to sign Earl Barron, but team management is not in any rush to do so, according to a source close to the veteran free-agent center. "The Knicks coaches want Earl, but ownership wants to wait," the source told Bleacher Report. Bleacher Report

A second source familiar with the Knicks' free-agency plans confirmed they are interested in Barron, 32, who appeared in seven games (six starts) for the Knicks in 2009-10, averaging 11.7 points and 11.0 rebounds over 33.1 minutes. Last season—while he only played in one regular-season game for the Knicks, an 11-point, 18-rebound performance on April 17 against the Atlanta Hawks—the source said he impressed Knicks coach Mike Woodson during his short stint. "I think Mike Woodson likes him a lot because of the professionalism he showed this year," the source said recently. "He went from a vacation—a weekend trip with his family—to flying into D.C., drove to the airport and flew to New York and got in at midnight. He worked out for the coaches at 6 o'clock that morning, took the physical after that and then played 36 minutes that same night, and he had almost 20 boards. Earl kept his body right." Bleacher Report

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The Knicks and free-agent center Earl Barron, who joined the team late last season, have strong mutual interest, according to a source close to the player. "He wants to be back in New York. There has been a lot of interest, and that's with them and with them to us," the source said. "I think it's just going to be one of those wait situations, where I think the signing of Jeremy Tyler didn't really knock [Barron] out of it, but it slowed the process up for him for sure. But Earl wants to be a Knick. He's waiting for the Knicks to pull the trigger. He thinks that the Knicks will have a chance to win a championship, and he wants to be a part of it." ESPN.com

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